News Archive, Month: May 2017

MJ Church ambassador Jay Lelliott at the London 2012 Legacy Pool, March 2017

Student swimmers selected in British squad for 2017 World University Games

31 May 2017

University of Bath students Anna Hopkin and Jay Lelliott have been named in a 16-strong British swimming squad for the 2017 World University Games in Chinese Taipei. It will be Lelliott’s second experience of the world’s second-biggest multi-sport competition after the Olympic Games – he also competed in 2015, winning 400m freestyle gold and 800m freestyle silver. Sports Performance student Lelliott is supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship and is also a sporting ambassador for...

Piers Gilliver (centre) and Dmitri Coutya (second from right) won a host of titles at the 2017 British Disabled Fencing Association National Championships

Wheelchair fencers Piers Gilliver and Dimitri Coutya are best of British

31 May 2017

University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers Piers Gilliver and Dimitri Coutya continued their excellent form as they won seven titles between them at the 2017 British Disabled Fencing Association National Championships. Rio 2016 silver-medallist Gilliver, a sporting ambassador for Team Bath partners MJ Church, took gold in the men’s Category A epee, foil and sabre before being awarded the Wilkinson Sword Master at Arms Trophy. He also shared the Vera Burge Trophy for best personal performance...

The Team Bath Netball squad showing their support for the people of Manchester ahead of the win at Thunder in May 2017

Seventh successive win gives Team Bath Netball the edge as thrilling Final Four race reaches last hurdle

30 May 2017

Team Bath Netball’s Final Four fate is in their own hands after they recorded a crucial Vitality Superleague victory at Manchester Thunder on Monday night. A defensive masterclass from the Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold, coupled with some slick and vibrant attacking play, secured a 57-45 success for the visitors. It was a seventh successive win for Team Bath and moves them up to fourth in the table, three points clear of Surrey Storm who suffered...

Anna Smith and Nicole Melichar won their first WTA women's doubles tour title together in Nurenberg in May 2017

A title and a final as Team Bath MCTA Tennis pros excel on international circuit

29 May 2017

Team Bath MCTA Tennis enjoyed one of its most successful weeks ever on the professional tour as Anna Smith won a title in Germany and Marcus Daniell reached the final in France. Smith, coached by Ian MacDonald, and new partner Nicole Melichar of the United States claimed the women’s doubles crown at the Nuremberg International WTA clay-court event after a thrilling final. They lost the first set 6-3 to Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens and Johanna Larsson...

Vicky Thornley on her way to victory at the GB Rowing Team Olympic Trials. PICTURES: Peter Spurrier / Intersport Images

Vicky Thornley strikes European gold as Bath Start rowers make international debuts in Racice

28 May 2017

Vicky Thornley won her first European Championships title as she claimed the GB Rowing Team’s only gold medal at the 2017 event in Racice, Czech Republic. Thornley, a graduate of the GB Rowing Team Start programme at the University of Bath, continued her excellent start to the season by moving through the field to take the women’s single scull title. It rekindled fond memories for Rio 2016 Olympic silver-medallist Thornley, who won her first international...

Team Bath AS swimmers won a host of medals at the 2017 Age Group Championships

Golden hat-trick as Team Bath AS swimmers impress at Age Group Championships

27 May 2017

The Team Bath AS swimming squad proved they are a force to be reckoned with at the regional Age Group Championships as they took three golds, 12 silvers and 12 bronze medals across four days of competition at Hengrove and Millfield. In the opening event our 12yr boys kicked off with a 3,4,5 in the 400m Freestyle with Max Adams claiming bronze and Oliver Saunders (4th) and Olly Watts (5th) following him home; only to...

Mathematics student Joe Choong, of Pentathlon GB, outside the University of Bath library

Olympian Joe Choong to make first World Cup appearance of 2017

24 May 2017

Bath student Joe Choong, an MJ Church ambassador, will make his World Cup return at this week’s event in Drzonkow, Poland, his first World Cup appearance since finishing 4th in Rome at the beginning of April 2016. The Rio Olympian took time out from training to concentrate on his Mathematics degree at the University of Bath over the winter before returning to international action with an impressive 5th place finish at the German Open Championships last month....

Another top treat for fans set for September

Team Bath sign up to British Fast5 All-Stars event

24 May 2017

Team Bath are the fifth Netball Superleague team to be confirmed for the British Fast5 All-Stars Championship at The O2, London on Saturday, September 23. Team Bath moved into the Netball Superleague top four with victory over Sirens last Friday evening, their sixth consecutive win, with two matches now left to play. In September they will face many of the same teams in a new prize-money event sanctioned by England Netball and to be staged...

Rachel Shaw puts South Bristol students through their paces at Sitec day

Team Bath netballers create impact in Bristol

24 May 2017

Team Bath’s netballers created a big impact when they met hundreds of school students from 20 Bristol schools this week. The Sitec-sponsored Blue and Gold squad, who represent the South West’s netball franchise, were on hand at Merchants’ Academy in Bristol to lead drills, talk to the students and play sport alongside them. “It was fantastic to work together with so many schools”, said Team Bath Director of Netball Jess Thirlby.   “We really enjoyed meeting...

MJ Church Ambassador and Olympian Joe Choong in action

Jogging meets Star Wars as Bath hosts first-ever Laser Run

23 May 2017

Laser Run is the thrilling finale to every Modern Pentathlon competition, especially at the Olympic Games, and Team Bath is delighted to be hosting the first in a brand new national series of this event where jogging meets Star Wars for people of all ages from nine upwards. The event, called the Laser City Tour Series, takes place on Sunday 4th June at the Sports Training Village, during the overall British Modern Pentathlon Championships before...

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